And I do mean, just in time! The scarves started here have to be hung on Thursday and I still have a couple to steam set, rinse and iron. As a reminder, the opening reception for Wearing the Color Wheel and Deborah Sanks' Colorful Expressions in Oil is this Friday as part of Cary's Final Friday Art Loop. Where: Village Art Circle, Ashworth Village, 200 S Academy Street, Suite 130, Cary, NC 27511
When: Opening Reception Friday, March 28th, 6 – 9 pm; Duration of show through April 25th. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.
I think I'm going to hang them like this in pairs of color complements. Complements are colors that lie opposite each other on the color wheel, and when placed together, play off each other to provide maximum contrast and impact. The symbols at the bottom are the Chinese versions of the name I gave the colors, i.e. ruby, fire, sunshine etc.
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These scarves are painted in a bajillion layers, which makes the colors really rich. I'm amazed at how much dye this lightweight silk can hold! The layering creates lots of textural nuances in the dyes, which really don't come through well in the photos. You'll just have to come see for yourself! All measure approximately 14" x 72" and are painted on a super soft, drapey and lustrous silk crepe.
These photos are the scarves seen horizontally... how different they look... kind of like surreal landscapes!
We got some PR in print and online in last Sunday's News and Observer, which we're most grateful for!
I’ll be painting a scarf during the reception, plus we'll have live music from harpist Stevan Jackson, and goodies to eat and drink. I hope you can join us!